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Room4more | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 2 2012 3:42 PM

I think that I remember reading somewhere about importing, L3 and before, PBB's into L4, but for the life of me I can not find it.

If you can direct me to it, or offer what you know that would be appreciated.

Robert

 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 3:44 PM

Hi Robert, compiled L3 PBB's cannot be directly imported into L4. If you have (or have access to) the source documents that the PBB's were built from (Word documents), those can be recompiled in L4.

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 3:48 PM

I am not aware of a way to do this. In L4 PB's are built from .docx files. Any Pb's you have in L3 you will have to convert to a .docx file through some process and then build it in L4 from that.

www.stilltruth.com has some .docx files that have been uploaded you can build from. This page on the wiki can give you additional information, tips and instruction http://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 3:50 PM

Rosie had her autoposter (that's why she has so many postsWink) turned on and it responded at the same time I was.

 

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:30 PM

 Thanks all. Just curious but does everyone have the 'Tools' 'Personal Books' to build a book? I thought that we needed the PBB License...

 

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:37 PM

Robert Booth:
Just curious but does everyone have the 'Tools' 'Personal Books' to build a book? I thought that we needed the PBB License...

Not in L4. I think you have to have a base package but otherwise it is included.

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:46 PM

That almost sounds like a contradiction. I remember way back that when I got the 'Base Package' that it came with the PBB Lic. Now it is avaliable freely with L4? Is this correct? -OR- in the upgrade to L4 the Lic is included should you have had the original 'base package' that included it....

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:50 PM

In Libronix the ability to read PBBs was a separate purchase or bundled with base packages. Authoring required a subscription (if I remember a yearly fee to author books)

In L4 it is completely free. Someone reported during testing that they created a new Logos account with no purchases and they could create PBs with it.

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:54 PM

Interesting. I was not aware that the Lic(subscript.) I purchased years back was now free....thanks for clarifying.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 5:12 PM

To clarify even further, the new L4 PBB is a completely new thing, and they decided to make it free. The Lic you purchased before was for Libronix's PBB feature which doesn't work anymore. Well, it still works in Libronix if you still have it. But it's not like you paid for something which now people are getting for free. Well, it kind of is. But that's the direction the whole world has been moving anyway. Used to be you'd have to pay for recorded courses from the top universities in America (if they were even available). Now you can listen to a lot of them for free on iTunes U. And so on...

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 5:24 PM

Rosie Perera:

To clarify even further, the new L4 PBB is a completely new thing, and they decided to make it free. The Lic you purchased before was for Libronix's PBB feature which doesn't work anymore. Well, it still works in Libronix if you still have it. But it's not like you paid for something which now people are getting for free. Well, it kind of is. But that's the direction the whole world has been moving anyway. Used to be you'd have to pay for recorded courses from the top universities in America (if they were even available). Now you can listen to a lot of them for free on iTunes U. And so on...

Thanks, but my my that sounds as bad as the first apparent contradiction, it doesn't work but it still does; the second is worse.....I understand but really I do not. I think I do but then again I got lost in the jumble.....It either does or does not; it either is or is not.  Remember yea is yea and your nay is nay......

I have no problems with the new concept or the process, I was just not aware that it had been done untill recently. I think that it may produce some good works. I have done pamplets on my own and printed them for use, so who knows what might become of this.......

Thanks for your words.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 6:38 PM

Robert Booth:
Thanks, but my my that sounds as bad as the first apparent contradiction, it doesn't work but it still does; the second is worse.....I understand but really I do not. I think I do but then again I got lost in the jumble.....It either does or does not; it either is or is not.  Remember yea is yea and your nay is nay......

Ha ha, you sure made me look foolish! I guess I didn't clarify anything. Sorry for the muddle.

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 6:43 PM

Rosie Perera:

Ha ha, you sure made me look foolish! I guess I didn't clarify anything. Sorry for the muddle.

No biggie...just do not take it personally................Robert ;)....have a good evening. [Was working on this new concept, seems to be a little easier than I remember. I did a few of the older pamphlet styles, got a few text warnings but they were resolved....Looks like it may be a good addition..had a few issues with the art work so I may need to adjust some things...]

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 7:44 PM

Well, since we're talking about PBB in Libronix: Would it be possible to get a refund on that.  I only used it once and even purchased the training CDs but Logos 4 came along a couple of months right after I bought it that I never had the chance to go and build books.  So in essense I never really used my unlimited license.  It'd be nice to get Logos credit, I don't want the cash just other books...Wink

DAL

Ps. It's a joke...lol...with Logos being so gracious enough to give us the ability to build better books with the better and improved PB tool who cares if I paid and didn't use the old one, I have access to the better new one for FREE.  This brings me to the following statement: THANK YOU LOGOS! Free PB tool is SO GREAT! AND FREE! Big Smile

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 8:04 PM

I was going to use the quote, but then decided otherwise. FYI you make it sound simple, but should you click your help buttn and go to the help file and type in 'personal books' and read just a smidget of whats invloved, its not an easy task. Yet with the incorporation of the new process it does make the finished product a little easier to finish. hint: you still need to create the docx file, which does take time......

Robert [i gotta trun that email thingiee off...:} ]

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 11:49 PM

Robert Booth:
hint: you still need to create the docx file, which does take time......

Wiki has => Personal Books

Creating a new docx file, saving, adding a personal book, and building does take a minute or two.

Other option is downloading a public domain Personal Book docx file, then build your own book => User Contributed Personal Books

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 3 2012 12:08 AM

Rosie Perera:
To clarify even further, the new L4 PBB is a completely new thing, and they decided to make it free. The Lic you purchased before was for Libronix's PBB feature which doesn't work anymore. Well, it still works in Libronix if you still have it.

I think you are perfectly clear.

Rosie Perera:
it's not like you paid for something which now people are getting for free. Well, it kind of is.

Only in a very indirect "kind of". We all can happily generate our new PBs and that's a great feature, and free for all - wow!

Those that paid for an old L3 PBB licence back when they were available (AFAIK they are no longer included in Base Packages nor available for purchase) can not only still use it on their former PBBs in L3, but they can today go to e.g. stilltruth and fetch some from the hundreds of PBBs there and use them as they like. We free-licenced new-PBlers can't use them, so there is still a lot of value in the old licence.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 3 2012 12:43 AM

NewbieMick:
We free-licenced new-PBlers can't use them, so there is still a lot of value in the old licence.

Wiki has Libronix update script links => http://wiki.logos.com/Re-install_resources_for_Libronix_3 that seems to include add-in ability to read Libronix PBB's created by others using Libronix 3.0g in Windows.

Personally did not purchase a Libronix license to create PBB's, but Thankful can read Libronix PBB's.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 3 2012 1:47 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

NewbieMick:
We free-licenced new-PBlers can't use them, so there is still a lot of value in the old licence.

Wiki has Libronix update script links => http://wiki.logos.com/Re-install_resources_for_Libronix_3 that seems to include add-in ability to read Libronix PBB's created by others using Libronix 3.0g in Windows.

Personally did not purchase a Libronix license to create PBB's, but Thankful can read Libronix PBB's.

Keep Smiling Smile

Where would you see these in L3 ?

I think, Logos stopped giving the necessary reader's licence when the KF/LE switch occured approx. one year ago. Since then, the line about "Personal Book Reader" in the description of http://www.logos.com/minimalcrossgrade and the catholic base package comparison chart ( http://www.logos.com/catholiccomparison ) seems to refer only to the new PB. 

When I go to http://www.logos.com/support/lbs/readingkey it tells me, 

The free personal book builder reading key is not available for this Libronix Customer ID

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 3 2012 6:02 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

Creating a new docx file, saving, adding a personal book, and building does take a minute or two.

Other option is downloading a public domain Personal Book docx file, then build your own book => User Contributed Personal Books

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I think that stating a "minute or two" is rather unique. Should one download a docx file from the directed source and just peruse the file, it would be plain to read that it would be more than a minute. Let's not give the nubies a false sense in thinking that they can just type up a doc and make a book, theres planning and Scripture, if they use pic's then there is the proper hyperlink, etc., etc.,.

Also if you read the wiki, one can easily read that my words are true. So lets be honest here...

NewbieMick, are u running L3 or L4?

Robert.

 

 

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